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Evergreen Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication

Evergreen Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication

The Evergreen Cemetery is one of the largest and oldest cemetery’s in Texas and yesterday this Paris landmark received a historical marker and dedication from the Texas Historical Commission  commemorating its long history. On hand for the dedication of the marker were members and staff...

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The Red River Valley Fair officially opens today

The Red River Valley Fair officially opens today

 Red River Valley Fair office yesterday and things were beginning to take shape as booths were being set up, local radio station buses arrived, pumpkins were being delivered and of course the carnival folks didn’t let a little rain stop them from preparing the midway. This year’s...

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The pumpkins arrive downtown on October 22 for annual festival

The pumpkins arrive downtown on October 22 for annual festival

The 16th annual Festival of Pumpkins will begin on Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The pumpkin patch will be located at again at 120 S. Main St. and will run through November 1. This community event has become a favorite for the Northeast Texas region. Visitors can...

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Reno City Council to possibly approve tax revenue increase

Reno City Council to possibly approve tax revenue increase

The Reno City Council will meet today at 5 p.m. at City Hall located on 160 Blackburn St. On the agenda for tonight’s meeting is the possible approval of a tax increase as reflected in the  2016-17 Fiscal Year Budget. At the last council meeting, Council member Brandon Thomas moved,...

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Paris District to receive rumble strips

Paris District to receive rumble strips

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced recently that motorists traveling in seven of nine counties in the Paris District may encounter contractor crews working along several roadways during the next few weeks. Contractor Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie, Texas, will be milling...

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Ronnie Bass named new commissioner for Precinct 3

Ronnie Bass named new commissioner for Precinct 3

Yesterday at the Lamar County Commissioners meeting Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville appointed Ronnie Bass to be the new commissioner for Precinct 3. Bass will be replacing Rodney Pollard who recently retired to spend more time with family. Bass threw his hat in the ring last year and won...

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Jury Duty cancelled for today - September 27, 2016

Jury Duty cancelled for today - September 27, 2016

The Paris Municipal Court jury summoned for Tuesday, September 27th has been cancelled. If you need further assistance please contact Shawntel Golden at sgolden@co.lamar.tx.us  ...

3 hours ago by eparisextra.com
Solis Mammography Wants Women to “Rethink P.I.N.K.” This October

Solis Mammography Wants Women to “Rethink P.I.N.K.” This October

Everyone Talks Mammograms, Yet Too Many Don’t Follow Through Every October, it seems the United States is awash in pink. Pink ribbons spring up on vehicles and clothing, and even professional sports organizations trade in their team colors for pink. Many organizations have aided in breast...

3 hours ago by eparisextra.com
Paris High School Senior Shelby Wilson named Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Paris High School Senior Shelby Wilson named Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Paris High School Principal, Chris Vaughn, announced today that Shelby Wilson has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the...

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Austin to retire at Liberty National

Austin to retire at Liberty National

Debbie Austin at Liberty National Bank’s Downtown location, will retire effective September 30, after 25 years of service with the bank. Austin joined the bank in 1991 as a loan accounting clerk. Her responsibilities included, but were not limited to posting loans, filing various documents in...

09/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Fire Department starts build process of its newest truck

Paris Fire Department starts build process of its newest truck

The Paris Fire Department is in the build process of its newest apparatus this week. “While the truck is at the very beginning of the process, it will only take a few months and the truck will be complete,” stated department officials. You can follow the progress at the following...

09/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School AP Scholars set new record

Paris High School AP Scholars set new record

Paris High School students from the combined classes of 2016 and 2017 have set the record for the largest number of AP Scholars in the history of Paris High School. The results of the exams they took in May 2016 have earned an unprecedented 27 AP Scholar Awards. Among Paris High School’s AP...

09/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

First Federal Community Bank presented the Paris Independent School District with a check in the amount of $2,904 from their Paris Wildcat Debit Card Program. Through the program, First Federal began offering Wildcat Debit Cards in 2011 and thanks to their customers’ use of the card, First...

09/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD to get new vans

Paris ISD to get new vans

At the last Paris Independent School District Board of Trustee meeting the board approved to purchase two new vans for its Lamar County Head Start program. The bid was won by Everett Toyota of Paris.  “The vans are being purchased through our Head Start grant for our Lamar County Head...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Oktoberfest is almost here - see what's in store

Oktoberfest is almost here - see what's in store

Paris Oktoberfest is almost here.  This is the first time for the event in Paris, TX. and patrons will have the opportunity to experience German foods, beer, shopping and entertainment and more. The Brat Haus will be on hand and serving up Bratwursts, Sauerkraut, Latkes, pretzels, and to top...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
City of Reno will be spraying for mosquitoes today

City of Reno will be spraying for mosquitoes today

The Lamar County Health Department in partnership with the City of Reno will be spraying neighborhoods again to help control mosquitoes starting today, Friday September 23, 2016. The chemical used is not harmful to people or pets; however, it is a pesticide chemical and people should minimize...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Texas DPS to honor Trooper Nichols with memorial dedication

Texas DPS to honor Trooper Nichols with memorial dedication

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will hold a memorial dedication ceremony at the DPS Office in Paris in honor of Trooper Jeffrey Nichols.  Trooper Nichols was killed in the line of duty on March 26, 2016. Various law enforcement and local officials as...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Lamar County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected five students from Lamar County to participate in his newly launched Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The students join 86 total high schoolers from across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District who are participating in the CSLP for the...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pynes Auto Sales joins the Lamar County Chamber

Pynes Auto Sales joins the Lamar County Chamber

Pynes Auto Sales recently joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and celebrated their ribbon cutting. Pynes Auto Sales is located at 3330 N.E. Loop 286 and open 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Closed on Sunday. Pynes is owned and...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Power outage from midnight to 4 a.m. for parts of Paris and surrounding areas

Power outage from midnight to 4 a.m. for parts of Paris and surrounding areas

Oncor Electric Delivery will take a planned outage to make repairs to a major piece of equipment on a feeder in northern Lamar County. The outage will effect approximately 1400 customers located from the Bodacious Bar BQ North along Hwy 271.  Most of Powderly, Arthur City, and Chicota will be...

09/22/2016 by eparisextra.com